If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, turning it into a stunning and welcoming area can be tricky. However, there are a couple of structures you can install to transform the aesthetics of a swimming pool area. Pergolas are one such shade structure and perhaps the most elegant and popular in outdoor space design. Fundamentally, a pergola has no walls, is supported by beams and is typically connected to the main house. Additionally, pergolas have a flat roof on which you can install a screen to create a temporary shade. This article highlights the key reasons to choose a pergola as your swimming pool shade structure.
Green Up Your Swimming Pool Area — If you love plants and greenery, you should create a garden close to your swimming pool. However, preparing a garden is never an easy task considering the amount of work that goes into such a project. Therefore, if you want to add some greenery near your swimming pool without going through all the work, you should consider planting climbers around your pergola. The best thing is that a pergola's structure allows climbing plants, such as baby bougainvillea, creeping figs, and bridal wreaths. Besides, the fact that you can add lattices on one side of a pergola makes it even easier for climbing plants. Overall, having beautiful climbing plants grace one side of your pergola provides unrivalled aesthetics.
Control Shade/Light — Most traditional swimming pool shade structures feature a solid rooftop that does not allow enough natural light. Consequently, homeowners have to depend on the light coming from the sides of the shade structures. However, blocking the harsh rays from the sun out of a traditional shade structure can be tricky since you can do very little in terms of light control. With pergolas, controlling the amount of sunlight or shade is easy, thanks to the openings on the roof. For instance, some pergolas have louvred slats that allow you to control the amount of light entering a relaxation space. Control over the amount of shade and light makes pergolas a popular choice among swimming owners.
High Design Flexibility — Any outdoor shade structure can be customised to meet a client's shade and aesthetic needs. However, a shade sail still looks the same even if you make it in the shape of a butterfly. However, customising a pergola from scratch with a landscape designer can give it a unique look different from any other structure in your neighbourhood. Ultimately, pergolas boast unrivalled design flexibility; hence, you are not limited to angular shapes or fixed dimensions. Even if you have a small space in your backyard next to your swimming pool, you can easily fit a pergola.
For more information on shade structures, contact a professional near you.